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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,298 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jill Smolinski Narrator: Staci Snel Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Meet June Parker. She works for L.A. Rideshare, adores her rent-stabilized apartment in Santa Monica, and struggles with losing a few pesky pounds.

But June’s life is about to change.

After a dark turn of events involving Weight Watchers, a chili recipe, and a car accident in which her passenger, Marissa, dies, June finds herself in possession of a list Marissa has written, “20 Things to Do by My 25th Birthday.” Even though they barely knew each other, June is compelled by both guilt and a desire to set things right and finish the list for Marissa.

The tasks before her range from inspiring (Run a 5K), to daring (Go braless), to near-impossible (Change someone’s life), and as June races to achieve each goal before the deadline, she learns more about her own life than she ever bargained for.

Funny, engaging, and heartwarming, The Next Thing on My List features a loveable, relatable heroine and a story with plenty of humor and heart.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Marie Chatterton | 2/17/2014

    " I didn't like the ending.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nielson | 2/12/2014

    " So a few things about this book. It was a really cute premise. I thought it was cute that she finished her friends list of things to do for her. Now I want to make a list of things to do...I feel like I guess I'm not that motivated sometimes, but I think I could muster up a list! Second thing about this book, it had a lot of language. Probably over 20-30 f's. Totally unnecessary. And it had a lot of innuendos. Third thing, I really liked the characters in this book. I like Troy but they totally threw me a curve ball at the end, even though I was happy with how that all turned out. Cute book, probably wouldn't recommend it to anyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christee | 2/11/2014

    " Nothing terribly literary, just an easy fun read. I really enjoyed it! And best of all, it provokes the reader into reviewing our own dreams for our lives! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kaitlyn | 2/9/2014

    " not to read if you're looking for a book of depth or value, but it is enjoyable and quick. it has a certain amount of quirk that makes up for a portion of its overall lack of content, making it a great "mindless" summer day book. it's good for what it is; not Vonnegut, but not terrible. "

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About the Author
Author Jill Smolinski

Jill Smolinski is the author of the novels The Next Thing on My List, Flip-Flopped, and Objects of My Affection. Her work has appeared in major women’s magazines, as well as in an anthology of short stories, American Girls about Town. She lives in Los Angeles with her son.